In these days of streaming services, fans are learning who owns what copyrights to find their favorite shows. The star trek The franchise has changed hands a few times over the last generation or two, but is now more or less in the hands of Paramount, and the brand has come back to dominate not only that production company, but also the cable networks that manage broadcasts for conventional television.
You don’t have to be a Trekker to star trek and chill, especially with the variety of shows Paramount+ currently has to offer. Not all star trek property ever made is here, with netflix and CBS All Access also taking a slice, but it’s still an impressive list.
13 Star Trek: The Movie (1979)
It was considered a failure in its day, but modern viewers are finally giving this film the credit it deserves.
The visuals are a sight to behold, with the design, music, and long shots reminiscent 2001: A Space Odyssey that star warswhich is one of the reasons people haven’t seen it.
12 Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Most people mistakenly think it was the first star trek movie because it had a much bigger impact than the previous one.
The idea of taking an abandoned story thread from The Original Series was brilliant, and the action and plot resonated better with audiences.
11 Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock (1984)
An adventure that ties together the unresolved issues of the previous one, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is more fantasy than science.
A small deviation to bring back everyone’s favorite character, however, is something audiences can tolerate.
ten Star Trek 4: The Journey Home (1986)
The ultimate crowd pleaser and still the franchise’s most successful film to date, it’s the film where the team of the star trek Enterprise (using another ship, however) saves the whales, the world, and most of the known universe.
It’s an actual description of the plot, and you have to see it to understand how well it works.
9 Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier (1989)
As if to balance out the success of the last film, the fifth installment had less of a positive impact and fueled fan rumors about the odd curse.
It’s still not exactly the worst movie of all time, focusing primarily on Spock, and still has some fun, classic Trek moments in a rather weak plot.
8 Star Trek 6: The Unknown Country (1991)
A Star Trek story that uses political intrigue and real-world stakes, it might not be the most thrilling episode, but it stands out as a compelling film.
It makes sense to have more dialogue and less action since this was the last mission the crew would complete together before heading to spacedock for the final time.
seven Star Trek 7: Generations (1994)
Star Trek: The Next Generation was one of the most popular shows on television in the 1990s, and it made perfect sense for the new Captain and his crew to take over.
At least it seemed perfectly logical, but that’s another time when star trek goes more fantasy than science. The Klingon characters and exhibit related to their race is an interesting feature.
It’s a Borg-related plot with more fanservice than the real thing, so it might have worked better as a two-part TV special than a Hollywood-funded big-budget movie.
It’s not the last movie made using the main timeline, but a lot of people think that’s because Star Trek: Nemesis was notoriously bad and seems to have fallen off the radar of all streaming services, including Paramount+.
5 Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005)
Ironically, the star trek show for a new millennium turned out to be a prequel. Star Trek: Enterprise was about the pre-Federation days of space exploration.
The adventures of Captain Jonathan Archer and the crew of the United Earth Ship Enterprise weren’t for everyone, but it was an interesting look at a dark but galactic history.
4 Star Trek: Discovery (2017- )
Apparently, Spock had a sister, and his adventures were so incredible that his very existence was classified. Despite a twisty storyline, there are plenty of cool things to see in Discovery.
A stellar cast and impressive sets made it a popular show, and it still airs on both CBS and Paramount+.
3 Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020-)
There hasn’t been a Star Trek animated series since the 1970s one that’s only available on Netflix, and it was a drama as opposed to a comedy.
Star Trek: Lower Decks does not relate to the officer class, but to the ensigns and conscripts who deal with packing, driving and repairing the rest of the ship. Although animated, it is not a show for children.
2 Star Trek: Prodigy (2021- )
Another animation offering, but with 3D CGI as opposed to traditional 2D animation, and this is the first star trek show designed and intended for children.
It was produced for both Paramount+ and Nickelodeon. Most of the characters are new creations, but Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Traveling Too makes an appearance.
1 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022- )
Strange new worlds is a Discovery spin-off that was sparked by the popularity of Christopher Pike, the captain who took the helm of the Enterprise in the years before James Kirk.
It takes a more traditional approach to the history of star trekusing one-and-done episodes and storylines that include exploring the galaxy and discovering new life and civilizations.
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